Yesterday, Saturday, the Republican Party revealed an unconventional temporary plan to finance American federal institutions, which are threatened after less than a week with closing their activities. The new president saidParliament Republican Mike Johnson This two-part plan is “essential to putting House Republicans in the best possible position to defend conservative victories.”
Johnson added – via the X platform – that “the bill will end the ridiculous tradition during the holiday season of submitting huge and burdensome spending bills immediately before the Christmas holiday,” without providing further details about the text.
American media reported that the Speaker of the House of Representatives announced on Saturday a temporary two-step financing measure aimed at avoiding… Partial government shutdown A week from now.
This measure provides for the establishment of an unconventional structure that would provide funding for some sectors of the federal government until next January 19, and for other bodies until next February 2, according to media reports.
This two-step continuing resolution is a necessary bill to place House Republicans in the best position to fight for conservative victories. The bill will stop the absurd holiday-season omnibus tradition of massive, loaded up spending bills introduced right before the Christmas…
— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 11, 2023
This measure is unlikely to win support from Democrats or the White House. as Some Republicans have criticized the plan because it does not include the funding cuts they had hoped for. Therefore, it is not certain that the party with a simple majority in the House of Representatives will be able to adopt it, let alone the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The White House described the plan as a proposal for “more Republican chaos and more lockdowns.” Presidential spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement, “House Republicans are wasting valuable time on a non-serious proposal that has been severely criticized by members of both parties.”
The House of Representatives – which is controlled by Republicans – and the Senate – which is led by Democrats – have until next Friday to enact temporary funding legislation in order to continue the work of federal agencies after the end of the current funding period.
Johnson’s introduction of the temporary funding measure comes a day after keeping the agency in place Moody’s The US credit rating was set at AAA, but it lowered its outlook from “stable” to “negative”, citing political polarization in Congress over spending as a risk factor to the strength of the country’s fiscal position.
The US federal budget ends on the evening of Friday the 17th November/This November at midnight.
If an agreement cannot be reached by that date, the world’s largest economy will suddenly slow down, 1.5 million government employees will be deprived of their salaries, and air navigation will be disrupted.
The recent negotiations regarding the US federal budget at the end of last September plunged Congress into a state of chaos.
At that time, representatives who supported former President Donald Trump pushed for the removal of Speaker Kevin McCarthy, rejecting an agreement he concluded at the last minute with the Democratic camp. This case set a precedent in the House, as a speaker of the US House of Representatives had never been impeached. Then it took 3 weeks to elect a new president of the council, during which the approval of laws was delayed.